Nebraska Makes It Official: It Wants the Big Ten
It means Husker football, obviously. It brings one of college football's most storied programs to a league already thick with them. And it unites a fan base and a conference that want each other desperately.
A poll on the Lincoln Journal Star's Huskers Extra website showed Nebraska fans supported the team's move by more than a five to one margin. The feeling is very much mutual. Fan bases across the conference are greeting the Huskers with open arms.
Nebraska will join the conference and begin athletic competition in the 2011-2012 academic year. It was not immediately known if the conference would reorganize into divisions or if a football championship game will be held.